The clients brief called for a relaxed lake house that frames views of the lake and the distant mountains. Sculpted openings frame views and create a deep recess to protect the openings from the elements.
The house is composed of two main pavilions which are connected and articulated via a single storey link. The pavilions are offset in plan to provide generous access to natural light, breezes and the gardens front and back. A courtyard provides a generous outdoor living space for the family to gather. Low water use native planting is proposed to encourage local bird life.
The house is clad in bushfire resistant hardwood shiplap cladding and is raised above the ground in response to the bushfire and flood prone site. The undercroft doubles as an all weather games with an intimate connection with the lake and local birdlife; a play space for kids and adults alike.